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>>> the fight over president obama's health care l >>> the fight over president obama's health care law takes center stage on capitol hill today. lawmakers prepare to grill health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius on the government's faulty insurance website and the millions of americans who have had their insurance policies canceled. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the united states historically? >> yes. >> the government's spy secrets come into the open. two of the nation's top intelligence officials defend the program that puts dozens of leaders under surveillance. >>> and while the red sox prepare for game six in the world series in boston, airplane trouble keeps the cardinals stuck in st. louis until late last night. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 30th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, president obama heads to boston today where he'll talk about his health insurance law. the affordable care act has been plagued by serious computer glitches
as congress grills the obama administration over its failed website. >> the tough questions on capitol hill and the growing confusion in maryland. >>> hello, everyone, i'm dick carter. >> and i'm denise koch. >> many marylanders are still trying to sign up on the obamacare website. meghan mccorkell has more from the intense hearing on capitol hill. >> reporter: that problem-plagued website has sparked lots of controversy on capitol hill. >> we're barely four weeks into this one, and we're already declaring it dead. >> why should the american people believe you now? >> reporter: rapid-fire questions for the head of the health care website for what's being called a disastrous rollout. >> this health care gov site is fixable. >> reporter: another hit for obama care. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. >> reporter: but cbs news has learned insurance providers are dropping more than two million people because their policies don't meet minimum standards for the new law. >> the website says if you wa
president obama knew about the nsa surveillance of foreign leaders. >>> it's been nearly one year since superstorm sandy shattered millions of leaves and caused billions in damages. this morning a new york city landmark reopens for the first time since the storm. >>> check on it. they pick him off. >> another surprising finish in the world series, an unprecedented ending to game four. ♪ >>> and remembering lou reed, the rock pioneer and punk poet passes away at 71. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 28th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, we begin with a diplomatic uproar over u.s. espionage operations. a german magazine reports that the united states may have been monitoring german chancellor angela merkel for more than ten years and the director of the national security agency is denying reports that he discussed operations involving merkel with president obama. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. you know, many here seem unfazed by word of this kind of moni
in, president obama's troubled health care law has yet to find its footing and remains under fierce attack. >>> and miami sack. a rare overtime safety gives the dolphins a big win. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 1st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. halloween turned into a nightmare in the nation's midsection. a fast-moving storm left a trail of dough destruction, killing at least three people, and the storm will hammer the northeast today. heavy rain is expected from virginia to maine making a miserable morning commute. forecasters say damaging winds could knock down trees and cause power outages. >>> in tennessee, strong winds knocked down power lines, and just south of nashville, a 9-year-old boy died after he accidentally touched one. officials aren't sure if he was out trick or treating. power was cut to 15,000 homes in the area. >>> and a line of severe storms may have spawned a tornado in southern illinois. trees were knocked down and several homes were damaged. some roads were clo
confirms more than 2 million americans are losing their current health care coverage because of obama care. jan crawford uncovers new information on what could be a broken promise. >>> worldwide anger over nsa spying on foreign leaders. will the white house dump the program? >>> and sandy, one year later. new jersey governor chris christie answers victims who claim they are forgotten. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> obviously, you're going to want to know exactly what the president knew and when he knew it. >> the white house under fire for nsa spy secrets. >> president obama saying that he was not aware until recently of spying on heads of state. >> but the "los angeles times" reports the white house signed off on the program. but the president did not know that raises serious questions. >> i've been imprisoned by allegiant airlines or over eight hours. >> passenger aboard the allegiant 1032 had to be on three different flights because of mechanical problems at oakland international airport. >> yes,
to make sure it gets fixed asap. >> damage control while the obama administration apologizes for the botched rollout of the president's health care law. there are new security concerns about the government's faulty website. >> amazon would never do this. proflowers would never do this. kayak would never do this. >>> and a hero behind the wheel. a bus driver talks a woman from jumping off the bridge. >> it was meant to be. i was supposed to be there for her at that moment, and i was. captioning funded by cbs her at that moment, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 31st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, it took nearly a century, but it's a celebration worth waiting for. the red sox beat the st. louis cardinals in game six to win the world series, and the victory is even sweeter because the team did it at home and just six months after the marathon bombing. of course, no celebration would be complete without some rowdy fans trying to push over cars. at least nine people have been arrested. adriana diaz was on the field just
on dozens of world leaders without president obama's knowledge? intelligence insider john miller on what the spy agency is telling him. >>> a new outage for the health care website and new outrage from americans learning they may have to pay up to ten times more for insurance coverage. >>> plus, a life on the wild side. remembering rock pioneer lou reed. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in that program. >> ally demands answers for u.s. surveillance. >> the question is what did president obama know and when. >> the u.s. is admitting the usa spied on 35 world leaders. >> a statewide manhunt for four escaped inmates who could be armed and dangerous. this is happening in oklahoma. >> they got out by breaking a lock on the hatch above the shower in their cell. >> another derailment for the obama care website. another critical site crashed yesterday. >> come on guys. we're going to church. >> dr. conrad murray released from prison after
to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its spying on friendly heads of state. it's part of a fallout following revelations that the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other foreign leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level ungz dral eavesdropping but the los angeles times reports that the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is calling for total review of u.s. intelligence programs. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. there is no final decision yet from the white house about ending these spying programs. the white house may be waiting to see what happens here in congress. and more lawmakers are now calling for changes including the head of the senate intelligence committee. senate intelligence chairwoman dianne feinstein expressed outrage that the u.s. spied on allies including german chancellor angela merkel. she issued a statement monday saying i am totally opposed. the white house said it's reviewing
on that site. >>> for the first time congress is getting the chance to grill a member of the obama administration about the troubled health care web site. here is danielle nottingham reporting for wjz. >> reporter: maryland heads medicare and medicaid services, the agency in charge of the troubled health care.gov web site. lawmakers were quick to offer opinions of her performance. >> you and your staff made repeated claims to the american public and congress that everything would be ready on time, everybody was a go. none of that proved to be true. >> reporter: she is a former nurse and hospital administrator said the site will be fixed. >> when the site went live few customers could create an account. now over 90% can. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know why it was broken in the first place. >> can he -- we can't solve a problem until we realize the full extent of the problem. >> reporter: many republicans and democrats are pushing president obama to delay parts of the plan. the president is taking heat for this promise. >> if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep
the obama care debacle, cbs news reveals just how rough the health care rollout really was and this morning what the white house is doing to turn it around. >>> did vice president joe biden nearly lose his spot on the ticket to hillary clinton? bill daley was there and he takes us inside the oval office. >>> and this is not your normal yard sale. oprah -- that would be winfrey -- tells us why she's selling part of her estate. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> there was water rushing in front of our driveway. >> we lost everything. >> deadly storms sweep across the nation. >> powerful systems sweep from maine to louisiana. >> the storm will hammer the northeast today. >> there was a tornado or two. >> more than a foot of rain leading to dozens of rescues. >> this is crazy. >> releasing documents just six americans enrolled for obama care on day one. >> the government hoping to sign up 7 million people during the enrollment period. >> strongly considered replacing joe biden with hillary clin
>>> on the hot seat. a key member of president obama's healthcare team, grilled by congress. >> what she says about the troubled website, and when it will be fixed. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> president obama's signature legislation, the affordable healthcare act, under fire in washington. for the first time, lawmakers grill a member of the administration about what went wrong. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from capitol hill. >> the obama administration official who oversaw the launch of the government's healthcare exchanges is apologizing for the disastrous website, and promising service will improve. >> the bottom line conclusion is this healthcare.gov website is fixable. >> marilyn tavener says more than 700,000 people have filled out applications online. but the administration won't release enrollment numbers online. >> how will you know how many people will be enrolled? >> we'll have that next november. >>> we've got to 44 votes. 48 votes now. of you trying to dismantle the legislation. you call t
question about the rollout of obama care. you came down very hard on hhs, dr. sebelius when she came before congress last week. you said that what disturbed you most of all was that people were feeding in to this website vital information about themselves. you were very concerned about the security of that information that it was now just out there for people to take. are you satisfied yet that this has been corrected or will be corrected? >> well, no. what was really shocking to me is even by their own words they admitted that there was a high degree of risk when they were offering the website to go public, they never told anybody about that. they said that they think the risk was acceptable. their information wasn't at risk, american people's information was at risk. they're trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour down the expressway. that is not the way cybersecurity works. and unfortunately both diane and i both know the real threats to these systems when you have nation states, organized crime groups and criminals trying to get information that is now available on thes
the obama administration to act fast and push the enrollment for obamacare back. >> reporter: with the white house working on website repairs, members of both parties are talking about delays in implementing parts of the affordable health care act. a supporter of the law is leading an effort to allow the march 31st enrollment for the deadline to slide. >> the roll out has been a disaster. i'm proposing we extend when people can enroll. >> reporter: extending the enrollment period would give consumers valuable time to choose a plan that's best for them. republicans have similar ideas. >> it's harder and harder for them to justify why they wouldn't delay the individual mandate as well. i think you'll see them responding to the failure of this policy. >> reporter: today as the first family headed for sunday services, the president declined to comment. >> come on, guys, we're going to church. >> reporter: his administration is moving ahead. they believe if they can get the website working by the end of november, calls to delay will die down. there are even more problems over the weekend for the
in prison and a $250,000 fine. >>> another computer glitch crashes the obama care website overnight. it was only partially resolved, as health secretary kathleen sebelius is grilled about healthcare.gov. derek valcourt has more on how the site is updating marylanders. but first, danielle nottingham reports on the face-off between sebelius and frustrated people. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says they are working 24/7 to get health care.gov working properly. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> she blamed the problems with a problem with the verizon server but said she is ultimately responsible. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone. >> reporter: cbs obtained this memo from september 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website, but still recommends an october 1st launch. >> you have exposed millions of americans because you all, according to your memo, believed it was an acceptable risk. >> reporter: secretary sebelius says it authorizes and consumer information is secure. president obama travels to washington to defend his signature
done. the house oversight committee released an obama administration memo that shows four days before the launch the government took an unusual step. it granted itself a waiver to launch the web site with a level of uncertainty deemed as a high security risk. agency head marilyn tavener accepted the risk and mitigation measures like frequent testing and a dedicated security team. but three other officials signed a statement saying "that does not reduce the risk of launching october 1." georgetown law professor lawrence gostin is a big supporter of the affordable care act. he helped congress write the law to meet constitutional standards but he's critical of the launch without proper security. >> nothing can undermine public confidence more than the fear of a security and privacy breach. you could have somebody hack into the system, get your social security number, get your financial information. >> reporter: healthcare.gov exchanges data through a massive hub that includes the i.r.s. and social security administration to verify income and identity and veterans affairs for military per
and mexico. last week, we told you that the german head of government, angela merkel, called president obama to tell him to stop listening to her cell phone. late today, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, said she is "totally opposed to spying on allies." well, no eavesdropping was required for u.s. officials to get an earful from european representatives in washington today. here's state department correspondent margaret brennan. >> reporter: members of the european parliament arrived for a closed-door meeting with house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers this morning. but the explanation they got did not satisfy germany's elmar brok who said the wiretapping of angela merkel's phone was a criminal act. >> if we have the feeling that your closest allies are spying on you, it's difficult to talk to such an ally in an open way anymore and i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends. >> reporter: surveillance is a sensitive subject for germans, particularly for those who grew up in the eas
and human services will cast blame for obama care's bumpy rollout on the subset of contractors that we depend on. marilyn tavenner who oversees the agency that was contracted said it appears to be ready to go. >> was there any sense at all that there was going to be problems with the website? >> there are always going to be issues with the website, what i would call customary glitches, but, no not this. >> they told lawmakers last week they informed them two weeks before that the volume had crashed the website and three weeks before the contract they sent the administration warning there is not enough time built in to allow for adequate performance testing. michigan republican fred upton from michigan who will chair the meeting wants to know what sebelius was told and when. >> did they just not know or did they know and refuse to pass up the line to maybe her or the president that in fact there was going to be a huge problem. when was it that they discovered there was going to be a complete fiasco fiasco? >> reporter: upton has not called for sebelius to step do
of obama care you have not heard about. jan crawford uncovers where more than billion dollars of taxpayers' money is going. >>> he served four tours in iraq and afghanistan. why his mission to save fellow marines could end his military career. >>> plus, they're painting the town red in boston. the sox, did you hear, take the series and help a city heal. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it hasn't happened in 95 years. >> the red sox celebrate a win. >> why are you crying? >> i'm so happy. i love the red sox. >> i love the red sox. >> your life? >> pretty much. >> it's been down the entire time you've been testifying. >> a problem-plagued rollout of the health care website. >> this is completely an unacceptable level of security. >> massive storm system stretches across the nation's midsection damaged wind gusts, torrential rainfall and evacuations have already been ordered near austin, texas. >> knocking down an italian court. >> there are reports that nasa tapped into yahoo! and google. >> ro
, revealing that the u.s. tapped german chancellor angla merkel's private cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state department analyst james louis said the u.s. won't stop the program because in a post-9/11 world, the information is too valuable. >> this makes us safer. less surveillance means more successful attacks. >> reporter: the white house hopes to complete its surveillance review by the end. year. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> some u.s. lawmakers are defending spying practices. they argued places like france are safer because of the nsa's surveillance. >>> three families tonight are still trying to come t
>>> digging for answers. health and human services secretary, grilled about the obama care website. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> what kathleen sebelius is saying about the troubled site. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary but bhalla -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> tough questions for the woman in charge of rolling out the obama care website. they want to know why there are still major glitches with the system. danielle nottingham reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius says computer service workers are working 24/7, to get healthcare.gov working better. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: sebelius blamed the problems with a verizon server. but said she is as responsible. >> i am as frustrated as anyone. >> reporter: top officials also demanding to know why millions are kicked off their current health man, after the president gave assurances that would not happen. >> some bur cats in washington- - bureaucrats in washington say, even though you're promised to keep it, you're now not abl
: republicans grilled president obama's top health officials, also demanding to know why millions have been kicked off their current health plan, after the president gave assurances that would not happen. >> some bureaucrat in washington said we think your plan is not good enough, even though you like it, even though you were promised you could keep it, you're now not able to keep that plan. >> reporter: cbs news, obtained this internal government memo from september 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website, but still recommends an october 1st launch. >>> you have exposed millions of americans, because you all, according to your memo, believed it was an acceptable risk. >> reporter: secretary sebelius, says the memo is an authorization for further security testing and says all consumer information entered on the site is secure. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, danielle. complete coverage continues now with derek valcourt who is live in north baltimore, with more on local reaction here. >> reporter: hi. we're hearing a lot of stories
>> pelley: good evening, for 31 days now, the obama administration has been telling us americans by the millions are visiting the the new health insurance web site despite all of its problems, but no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policy vbz purchased, and this may be the reason. cbs news has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start. sharyl attkisson atained documents that haven't been seen by the public until now. early early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice a day war room meetings from medicare and medicaid services after the web site failed on october 1. they were turned over in response to a document request from the house oversight commit pep the web site launched on tuesday. publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. but at a meeting wednesday morning, the war room notes say 6 enrollments very occurred so far. they were with blue cross blue shield of north carol, caresource, and health care service corporation. by wednesday afternoons enrollments were up to appr
americans. just last week the pakistani prime minister publicly asked president obama to end all u.s. drone strikes. but scott, they clearly remain a very useful counterterror tool. >> pelley: margaret, thanks very much. jeffrey zients is the man overseeing the repair of the federal government's health insurance web site. he said today they are quote on track, end quote, to have it done by the end of the month. our sharyl attkisson broke the news yesterday that nationwide only six policies were purchased the entire first day that the site was on-line. sharyl is back with us tonight with more, sharyl? >> reporter: scott, the obama administration didn't dispute those enrollment numbers reported in government meeting notes. six the first day as you said, just six. 248 by the end of day two. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downplayed expectations. >> let me just tell you now, november 1st. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. and we never did. but they're going to be eve
obama travels to dallas where he'll meet with volunteers who were helping people enroll in the affordable care act. more congressional hearings are on tap, and a new poll indicated more americans are starting to understand what the health care law means to them. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann marie. the president has become known for doing this when he's pushing a plan. he hits the road, tries to sell it directly to the american people. so he will do that this week as will some cabinet officials this time around. fanning out around the country, trying to get people to sign up. meanwhile, here in washington, more hearings are scheduled into the problems. president obama hits the road this week to build public support for the affordable care act. sunday a senior white house aide insisted the president was told the healthcare.gov website would work on day one but says that's no excuse. >> it is getting this website working so that millions of americans have access to quality affordable health insurance. >> reporter: the
. the national security agency is denying that president obama was told in 2010 of spying on germ man chancellor. the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee calls the report 100% wrong and said the leaked information is being misinterpreted. all the spying comes from documents taken from edward snowden. >>> the healthcare reform website takes another hit this weekend. the glitch sunday is linked to a data services hub that went down. the network failure impacted other government websites as well. the white house is blaming an outside contractor for the glitch, held secretary was expected to testify this week about the problems plaguing the online healthcare site. >> the federal government is granting $19 million in aide to maryland communities hit hard by superstorm sandy. one year ago tomorrow, the storm originally a hurricane, slammed into the east coast. property damage here was mainly centered on the lower eastern shore. the money can be used for damaged housing and infrastructure as well as economic developments. >>> and what a difference a year can make. we have a bright
to average 39,000 a day to meet the goal of 7 million insured americans by march 1st. the obama administration has acknowledged the problem and pledge today have the problems fixed by the end of the month. the white house says that it expected enrollment to start slowly then pick up significantly as the march 31st deadline approaches. >> small business owner phil signed up and is saving $700 a month but he said it took him days to make it happen. >> i don't know of anyone else who has gotten through. >> the other big issue is that insurance companies are telling up to 3 million americans they will lose their current policies because they do not meet new government standards. >> in many cases the inability of an individual to not keep their coverage is because their insurance company has decided to phase out their plan. >> the white house says most of the canceled policies did not provide adequate coverage. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the white house says it will release official enrollment figures later this month. >>> germany is trying to organiz
president obama has complete confidence in the secretary. >>> swift action. nearly a dozen students disciplined, accused of cyber bullying. there have been growing calls for schools to crack down after a series of teen suicides across the country, including here in maryland. >> reporter: officials say school administrators were made aware of the cyber bullying incident on monday and by tuesday they'd taken action. 11 annapolis high school students not in class today. the group is accused of cyber bullying. officials say it started when one student photographed another without their knowledge, then texted the photo to other students with a di spatialing comment. it was eventually posted to social media. >> we face it very seriously. >> reporter: students say it still happens. >> i used to go to school with a lot of people who did that every day. >> it's a lot easier because you don't have to say it to someone's facement. >> reporter: a new law went into effect here in maryland that makes cyber bullying a minor a misdemeanor offense. it's called grace's law. she killed herself last ea
cancelation notices for their current health insurance even though president obama said if you like your insurance you can keep it. >> he's been on the same page from the very start yet the regulations changed months after the bill was enacted. >> if someone is buying a brand new policy in the individual market today or last week they will have consumer protections for the first time. >> some people like to drink outs of a red solo cup and a crystal stem. you're taking away their choice. >> many republicans are calling for sabilas to step down. so far the secretary has showed no signs she's leaving. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the president is in boston today expected to defend his healthcare law that went into effect there. >>> an early morning house fire in northwest baltimore leaves a man dead. the fire broke out just after 5:00 this morning in the 3800 block of hilton road. the victim was found on the second floor. he later died at the hospital. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. >>> two lanes of i-95 are shut down this noon in joppa
this morning. here's don. >> thank you. >>> members of congress fires oe questions at a top obama administration official over its problematic healthcare.gov website. this as many marylanders are still trying to sign up. here is meghan mccorkell with the story. >> good morning. that problem plagued website had ed lots of questions on capitol hill. >> we're barely four weeks into this one and we're already declaring it dead. >> why should the american people believe you now? >> rapid fire questions for the head of the federal health care website who apologized for what's being called a disaster roll out. >> this is fixable. >> now another hit for o.k. oh it -- for oh lam baabama care. >> insurance providers are dropping more than 2 million people. >> the white house website said if you want to keep the health insurance that you got you can keep it. now they're being told they can't. that's a lie. >> that's sending more people into the health care exchange. >> here in maryland officials say more than 300,000 people visited the state's health care exchange website. website woes are
obama care website. healthcare.gov is being taken offline daily from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. eastern time for repairs. cbs is learning the administration knew of the risk well before last month. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. three years ago a trusted owebama health care white house warned the white house it was losing control of aobama care. the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored. david cutler, who worked on the obama 2008 campaign and was a valued outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top white house economic adviser larry summers in may 2010, "i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out." he wrote "no one was in charge who had experience in any complex business startups" we worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail. >> you need to have the people who have understanding of the political process, people who understand how to work within an administration and people who
the standard of the affordable care act. president obama addressed that concern during a speech in boston. >> if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel plans what we said under the law is you've got to replace them with quality coverage. >> the obama administration insists the website will be fully functioning by december. in washington, susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> the chairman said he plans to ask secretary sebelius back in early december to testify about the progress that's been made with healthcare.gov. >>> new details are emerging in the sky spying scandal. they say the tsa nsa listened on the vaticans phone calls. the vatican released a statement saying it's not concerned. several european allies have expressed out rage after reports that the nsa has been spying on leaders for years and years. >>> lawmakers are saying many of the security personnel stations inside the nation's federal buildings outside of washington dc needs crucial training. wjz and mike schuh with live with this story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. a watchdog group says that federal
the united states allies in europe. they want president obama to stop the u.s. from spying on its leaders, including the chancellor of germany's cell phone calls. wjz is live. meghan mccorkell with more on the controversial surveillance program. >> reporter: u.s. officials got an ear full from representatives in washington today who think spying on their country's leaders is criminal. a delegation of european diplomates arrived on capitol hill hoping to limit u.s. spying on their leaders. >> i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting terrorism together but not spying on friends. >> reporter: edward snowden leaked documents revealing the u.s. tapped german chancellor's cell phone and eavesdropped on more than 60 million private conversations in spain in just one month. >> we have the feeling that your closest allies are spying on you, that's difficult to such an ally in an open way anymore. >> we care about our privacy and mass surveillance is something we are very disturbed by. >> reporter: february steered clear of the controversy as he helped swear in his new fbi direc
. >> reporter: we asked the top health care adviser to president obama how it was decided to launch the health care web site when the administration knew it had failed some key early tests? who decided to go ahead with the launch when the site crashed with fewer than 200 people on it and was the president notified that that crash occurred shortly before the october 1 launch? >> there was rigorous testing, but, major, look, there wasn't -- >> reporter: it crashed. and there had to be a decision to say go ahead once that site crashed. >> there wasn't-- it's clear now there wasn't enough testing. and the bottom line is the president of the united states last week went out in front of the american people and said here's what we're going to do to fix it. the good news, is when it's up and running we'll have until march 31 to make sure that people are covered. >> reporter: did the president know? >> we received updates in terms of the progress, and it was all systems go on october 1. >> reporter: white house advisers say consumers angered at having to switch their individual insurance policies after
with obamacare also causing tempers to flare. >> you have congress regulating programs that they are not subject to. >> reporter: and the blame game continues. >> this is not the way to run a government. >> the american people are worried about their jobs. >> reporter: members of congress should be worried too. a cbs news poll shows just a 9% job approval rating with 85% disapproving. >> that is the highest disapproval number we have had since we began asking this question back in 1977. >> reporter: political analysts say while previous polls have been low, this is different. >> what people have typically said in the past, however, is that although they hate congress as a group they really like their own member of congress. this time even their own members are taking a hit. >> reporter: some say they hope the frustrations lead to action on the part of the american people. >> i hope that average citizens become more aware of what it means for them to vote. >> reporter: a vote that could mean change in washington. and the president's approval rating is also at an all-time
nearly $58,000 in compensation. >>> a hacker manages to get into president obama's twitter account. a couple of tweets from the president's twitter account and sent people to a pro bashar alassarvideo. a syrian group is claiming credit for the social media breach. >>> in tonight's healthwatch, a hollywood star teams up with a group of concerned mothers in washington, d.c. as alexis christoforous reports for wjz, they're worried about the chemicals used in evidence products and the potential dangers they hold for children. >> reporter: a stroller brigade rolled through capitol hill. mothers calling on congress to reform the nation's chemical laws. >> the actress jennifer beals led the way. she's a movie star and a mom. and she's worried about the chemicals kids are exposed to every day. like bisphenol a, used in food packaging. >> i am tired of feeling like i have to have a ph.d. in toxicology, in order to be a competent parent. >> reporter: chemicals are in household products all around us, from cleaning supplies to plastics, even furniture. protestors want tougher regulations. >>
in april of 2012. >>> the obama administration is launching a new campaign to promote the affordable care act. the president will hit the road later this week. some lawmakers continue to call for a delay of the controversial program daniel nottingham reports for wjz. >> consumers filling out paper application for insurance coverage were in no better shape than those struggling with the website. >> a congressional oversight committee released note showing all applications go through the website and applicants were directed to feel them out to feel like they were making progress. the white house said it was never the intent to have people think the paper process was faster. >> the point was to relieve the frustration that americans were experiencing. >> three years ago the white house got a warning that there would be problem with the launch of the affordable care act website. david cutler said in a memo that people in charge did not have the expertise to pull it off. >> when you don't have the right system something goes wrong. >> some members of congress are urging the white house to take
canc lor angela merkel's cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state department analyst, james louis says the u.s. won't stop the program because in a post 9/11 world, the information is too valuable. >> this makes us safer. less surveillance means more successful attacks. >> reporter: the white house hopes to complete its veview by the end of the year. >> danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> some u.s. lawmakers are defending spying practices. they argue places such as france are safer because of the nsa's surveillance. >>> breaking news right now about r&b singer chris brown. >> we have just learned the charges
will qualify for subsidies to offset the cost of new plans. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> the obama administration wants to sign up 7 million people by march the 1st. >>> the days of turning off your electronic devices for take off and landings on an airplane may be over. the federal aviation administration is changing its policy. passengers will be able to go gate to gate using devices. phone calls won't be allowed, neither is surfing the web or sending e-mail unless you're using the plane's wi-fi connection. it's unclear how many airlines will follow this rule in time for the holiday season. >>> a city man dies in police custody and now his family is suing the department. mike schuh is live outside city police head quarters. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. it has been over a year since anthony anderson died. some of his family members witnessed police's attempt to take him into custody and they are say anything a lawsuit they crossed the line. >> read this multimillion dollar lawsuit and it contends that 46-year-old anthony anderson died from police brutality. we sp
the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of did the president want to hear what the chancellor was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say that the white house has to answer to no one. >> the president should stop apologizing. the reality is that the nsa has saved thousands of lives in the united states and france and germany and throughout europe. >> reporter: the nsa ended the eavesdropping after a white house review uncovered the operation this summer. >> and more damaging could be coming. greenwald who first reported that snowden had the documents says that the newspaper will publish new revelations this week. >>> more problems for healthcare.gov this weekend. enrollment went down completely yesterday. the problems have angered many in congress. senator is calling for a one- year delay of the mandate that requires all americans have health insurance by march 31st of next year o
mcginnis reporting for wjz. >> president obama hits the road this week to build public support for the affordable care act. sunday a senior white house aid insisted the president was told the healthcare.gov website would work on day one but said that's no excuse. >> the website failures are absolutely inexcusable. >> the website was down for repairs this weekend. a new poll shows 48% of americans believes the government has done a poor job of implementing the healthcare law. >> the president's concern is not poll numbers but getting this website working so millions of americans have access to affordable health insurance. >> republicans are skeptical. >> they're trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles per hour down the expressway. >> even some democrats want healthcare.gov taken down for repairs. >> i said this directly to the president's chief of staff, they aught to take down the website. >> americans are learning more about the new law. 55% of those polled say they now know enough to understand how it impacts them. that's up 8%. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness e admin
happening on automatic pilot, without obama administration officials knowing. and that, he says, will stop. the nsa is accused of tapping the phones of world leaders. >>> how is the rush hour finally shaping up. let's check in with kristy breslin. >> a lot of trouble along northbound 95. starting with the delays there. we have delays at 32, over to 100. then traffic slows down again through the 895 split, to whitemarsh boulevard. watch for an accident in the harford county area. northbound 95, just past route 24. right now, only one lane is getting by. as far as the beltway goes, and another serious accident on the inner loop at charles street, all lanes are blocked. sat on the west side inner loop, from southwestern boulevard to liberty road, expect at least 25 minutes to get through, with an average speed of 32 miles an hour. as far as your overall travel times go, 83 to 95. 39 miles per hour average. and 15 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. as you can see, there's a look at the accident scene, northbound 95, just past route 24, as you can see, a lot of congestion going
obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying, u.s. intelligence gather suggest under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can, but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state department james lewis says the u.s. won't stop the program because in a post-9/11 world, the information is too valuable. >> this makes us safer. less surveillance means less successful successful -- more successful attacks. >> reporter: danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> some u.s. lawmakers are defending the spying practices. they argue places like france are safer because of the nsa's surveillance program. >>> it's been one year since super storm sandy battered the northeast. and still communities are trying to pick up the pieces. the damage up the east coast was catastrophic. mostly i
at the time, but have since been banned by the obama administration. walid bin attash's attorney, cheryl bormann, says she's not allowed to talk about the interrogations because they've been classified. was your client water-boarded? >> cheryl bormann: i can't answer that question. a proposed protective order bans me from telling you anything i know about what happened to my client, beginning from the moment of his capture in 2003 until the moment that he landed in guantanamo bay in 2006. >> stahl: so, if you were to tell me that he was subjected to a specific harsh interrogation technique, you would be breaking a law, you would be...? >> bormann: i would be. >> stahl: ...convicted of something? >> bormann: i would be prosecuted and imprisoned for, i believe, up to 30 years. >> david nevin: this is not a system that is set up to deliver justice. >> stahl: david nevin represents khalid sheikh mohammed-- "ksm"-- known as the architect of 9/11. considering that ksm has admitted to the worst terrorist attack on u.s. soil, you would think the case might be open- and-shut. but part of the prob
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